T.G.I.S. vs GIMIK: Which Teen Show Did You Watch More?

Many would definitely agree that GMA 7’s “T.G.I.S.” and ABS-CBN’s “GIMIK” were the hottest youth oriented show in the 90’s. The rivalry between the two shows and the loveteams were really high around the year of 1995 until 1999.

Who could ever forget the classic loveteams of Angelu-Bobby, Judy Ann-Rico and Jolina-Marvin? Seeing their old photos would surely bring out the nostalgia in you. They had a plot line that every teenager can relate to. Many teen-oriented show followed after “T.G.I.S.” and “GIMIK”, but nothing beats these two. Lucky are those who were able to watch and follow these two programs.

Let’s do a little flashback and tell us which teen show did you watch more. You can also comment on what’s the most memorable scene, favorite loveteam, character or story you loved most on either “T.G.I.S.” or “GIMIK”.

T.G.I.S

Produced by GMA Network and Viva Television, TGIS (Thank God It’ Sabado) was a youth oriented drama series aired on GMA Network from August 12, 1995 to November 27, 1999 aired every Saturday.

The show has received various awards and recognitions including  Best Youth-Oriented Show, PMPC Star Awards for Television 1997-1999; Best Teen-Oriented Show, Catholic Mass Media Awards 1997 and Best TV Special Winner “TGI-Xmas” 1998 PMPC Star Awards for Television.

T.G.I.S. vs GIMIK: Which Teen Show Did You Watch More?
The show follows the story of a group of friends and how they deal with the different issues of teenage life, family, friendship and love.

First Batch (July 1995 – May 1997)

Bobby Andrews as Joaquin “Wacks” Torres III
Angelu de Leon as Ma. Patrice “Peachy” Real
Raven Villanueva as Cristina “Cris” De Guzman
Mitzi Borromeo as Annabelle Morales
Red Sternberg as Francisco Martin “Kiko”     Arboleda De Dios
Michael Flores as Miguel “Micky” Ledesma
Onemig Bondoc as Jose Mari “JM” Rodriguez
Rica Peralejo as Michelle “Mitch” Ferrer
Ciara Sotto as Regina “Rain” Abrera
Jake Roxas as Noel Sta. Maria
Bernadette Alysson as Beatrice “Bea” Santillan
Maybelyn dela Cruz as Maruja
Chico Ventoza as Gabby
Lester Llansang as Casper



Second Batch (May 1997 – August 1999)

Dingdong Dantes as Iñaki Torres
Antoinette Taus as Bianca de Jesus
Polo Ravales as Inocencio “Ice” Martinez
Ciara Sotto as Regina “Rain” Abrera
Menchu Macapagal as Pia Lopez
Kim Delos Santos as Tere Gonzaga
Chubi del Rosario as Reyster
Chantal Umali as Happy
Ardie Aquino as Benjo
Idelle Martinez as Samantha Real
Sunshine Dizon as Carla “Calai” Escalante
Anne Curtis as Emily or “Em”
Dino Guevarra as David
Jam Melendez as Jag
Kenneth Cajucom as Marci
Maui Taylor as Bridget
Aiza Marquez as Billie

GIMIK

A year after TGIS was aired on GMA Network, GIMIK was launched on ABS-CBN. It was a Filipino youth oriented show aired from June 15, 1996 until February 13, 1999 every Saturday at 4pm.

T.G.I.S. vs GIMIK: Which Teen Show Did You Watch More?
Original Cast:

Judy Ann Santos as Dianne Villaruel
Rico Yan † as Ricardo “Ricky” Salveron
Patrick Garcia as Carlo de Leon
G. Toengi as Angelina “Gina” de Leon
Diether Ocampo as Gary Leo “Gary” Ballesteros
Marvin Agustin as Joseph “Joey” Fajardo
Jolina Magdangal as Socorro Corazon “SC” Aragon
Rica Peralejo as Jersey Salveron
Mylene Dizon as Melanie Suntay
Bojo Molina as Brian Lorenzo
Dominic Ochoa as Eric Abesamis
Diego Castro as Jigs Mercado
Claudine Barretto as Danielle Marquez



Kaye Abad as Cassandra “Kakai” Marquez
Paula Peralejo as Pauline Salveron
LJ Moreno as Cathy Dominguez
John Lloyd Cruz as Junie de Dios
Kristine Hermosa as Tintin Fernandez
Kristopher Peralta as Teofilo “Toffee” Sanchez
Andrea Blaesi as Andy Cuyugan
Cheska Garcia as Corrine Apostol
William Thio as Dave Apostol
Donnie Fernandez as Chad
Baron Geisler as Choy Ledesma
Carlos Agassi as Marco Trinidad
Laura James as Cindy Trinidad